OTI: Module 4: Effectively Addressing Emotional Barriers to Diabetes Self-Management

This module will explore the impact of psychosocial factors on a person with type 2 diabetes achieving glycemic targets and outcomes through day-to-day self-management. Focus will be on tools and techniques for assessing attitudes, beliefs, and expectations for medical management and outcomes in persons with type 2 diabetes. Resources for assessing diabetes distress, depression, and anxiety, along with tips for integrating support mechanisms into the diabetes care team workflow will be covered.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Increased understanding of the impact of emotional and social factors on diabetes self-care
  • Improved ability to identify and distinguish between depression and diabetes distress in people with type 2 diabetes
  • Ability to identify the components of a successful plan to address emotional barriers impacting diabetes self-care

Acknowledgement of Commercial Support
This activity is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Novo Nordisk  & Merck Co., Inc.
American Diabetes Association: Overcoming Therapeutic Inertia Certificate Program

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